Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Turtle Tuesdays: The Holy Turtle

Meet B, the turtle of light. When you first see B, you notice the unique pattern cut into her shell. She is not a 'paper doll turtle' that eventually wears out. She's a real piece of work fashioned by a Master Artist. To be honest, I have to tell you this about B. She is often slow and dull in her understanding of things. Turtles from ages past are known for B' ing like that. It has taken her a long time to understand what to do with her cut outs.

Maybe you can relate to B's condition. Do you ever wonder what you are supposed to do with your cut outs? We all have them. Most of us try to cover them up, but God wants to use them.

After sitting on the log basking in the sun, B can see clearly now. She thought she wanted to look like other turtles. Their cut outs were not as noticeable as hers. She looked like she had been the target practice turtle with all of her holes. She now knows that she was B'ing shot at for years and her covering was like a paper doll turtle. It did not last. B sees her "holy" shell in a different light today. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Cor 4:66

A "holy" shell shines bright in dark places! You were 'Made to shine"

"B" His Girl


  1. Barbara,
    You know the saying "A picture speaks a thousand words". Your turtle picture makes your words go just that much further~
    Have a great weekend~

  2. Hey Barbara,

    I love your most recent post. I can totally relate to it - and what an amazing truth, that God can use our weaknesses and turn into strengths.

    Also, I have found that even the shameful things we have tried to keep hidden from others can be utilised by God. In some way those negative things, if they point to Christ, can help those who are struggling with the same issues we once did.

    God is good and all good things come from him. We must remember that any light that is seen coming from us is HIM IN US. All glory goes to him!

    Thank-you for your post,
    Much love,

  3. I came across your post via beth's lpm blog. We are "siesta sisters"! Anyways, I loved your latest turtle story. What Satan wants to use for shame, Jesus wants to use, refine and redeem. He is so good! Thanks for the reminder--and it is nice to meet you in bloggy world!!

  4. i love this, surfed over from LPM thanks for sharing your heart!!